Isn’t it wonderful to have so many sunny days? (UK viewers). I feel quite re-energised but also hot!
Well I have finally finished the white socks. Though the person I am making them for is now away for a month so he won’t get them till he comes back. I won’t say they are perfect. Now I look at them, I think I started decreasing at a slightly different point on each sock but hopefully this should be hidden under the turnovers.
So now I can get back to my flower cloth except that there are a couple of other things I want to do as well.
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I want to start on the socks for myself which will be much easier because they will be all stocking stitch or rib with no increases or decreases.
But I also have some planning and making to do. And I do enjoy planning!
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Having entered a couple of giveaways, I think they are rather fun and want to do my own some time.
When I reached 40 followers, I thought that reaching 50 followers might be a good time (that is if I ever do!) but of course I have to have something to give away. However if I don’t reach 50 in the next few months I will think up some other excuse.
I thought for my first giveaway these ought to be things I had made myself – fun but small enough and light enough not to cost the earth if I have to post them abroad.
Since I was thinking 50 followers I decided that I would aim at five things.
Well I have finished one of them which is a Pocket Pig with a rainbow saddle.
Yes and I found just one mistake in my pattern which is that in making the ears I say to chain 5 then work two stitches staring at the 2nd chain from the hook. Of course it should be the 3rd – or you have one chain left over!! and it doesn’t look right! So I have corrected that.
I am also working on a granny circle table centre. The first thing I am making with my new yarns that will use all my spectrum colours plus the two extra greens I bought.
I have got this far.
It seems to be working up slightly smaller than the one I made originally so either
- The yarn is a different thickness – unlikely
- I am crocheting tighter these days – possible
- I was wrong when I said that I made the original with a 4.5mm hook – quite probable.
Anyway it still looks good, maybe even more even than the other one.
I am also making a rainbow bobble-hat egg cosy.
though I have yet to make the bobble.
I have not made many in the past so if I can’t get it right I will have to top it with something else.
4 & 5.
I have one other thing that is crafty but not made with yarn that I think I might include and a final idea that I just came up with today though it will involve using other peoples patterns.
It’s something I wanted to get into anyway so if people have ideas of anything else they think I should include as well as the pig, table centre and egg cosy do say and I may use them instead of my last two ideas. No blankets though!
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And this afternoon I went out to buy a new plastic box because making the granny circle I realised that I needed one that was big enough for all my new yarn in one layer. (The yarn for the blanket is in a separate bag awaiting my decision to start it.)